Cherry Cake & Ginger Beer: A golden treasury of classic treats Hardcover – 10 Jul 2008
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This treasure of a book is packed with lovely recipes to transport you back to childhood. (Prima)
'An amazing book, heartening and delightful ... everybody should read this book ... what parenting is supposed to be about' (Vanessa Feltz, BBC Radio London)
About the Author
Jane Brocket is the creator of the hugely popular website www.yarnstorm.blogs.com , which has a huge international following. She is the author of the Gentle Art of Domesticity and Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, both published by Hodder & Stoughton. A Master of Wine and a lapsed PhD student, she lives in Berkshire with her husband and three children. To find out more visit www.janebrocket.com.
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A well researched examination of various different books and stories from childhood with their associated favourite foods and tasty treats. Accompanied by black and white original drawings this 'treasury' has an old fashioned, nostalgic feel to it.
It isn't a 'recipe book' in the usual sense BUT there are many worthwhile recipes for cakes and savouries that really work - it is obvious they have been tried and tested, something that even the 'serious' recipe books seem to forget to do.
I really like this book. It feels like a 'treat' to sit down and enjoy a chapter or two with an afternoon cup of tea - not forgetting a slice of cherry cake of course!
I have read some reviewers' disappointment that there are no photos. I think the idea is that imagination is invoked by description. Jane explains in the book that she chose stories that had good descriptions of food rather than just illustrations; descriptions that would would evoke a mind picture, so a photo of her finished item would actually be irrelevant and even unhelpful. It doesn't matter what what yours looks like; it is homemade and it will taste good - that is the point, I feel.
The book reminded me of stories enjoyed long ago, encouraged me to read them again and even to look in other books for food descriptions as I am reading.
I have really enjoyed this book, have made a couple of the cakes already (superb - thanks for finding/sharing these excellent recipes, Jane)and I think it is a triumph!
I enjoyed reading it so much and reacquainting myself with many old favourites and friends from books from my childhood. They were all there....Just William, Katy from What Katy Did, lots of Enid Blyton characters, Wind in the Willows....the list went on.
Just as good were the recipes. I was inspired from the start and have made several cakes and biscuits already. The cherry cake and a fruit cake in particular have gone down well in my family!
A lovely book to read.....and a lovely book to cook from. I recommend it highly and have just bought another for my sister who I know will enjoy it just as much.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was fine, just what I`d expected. Interesting trip into childhood games and treats.Published 10 months ago by birute
A brilliant read for anyone who loved stories as a child . Evocative and entertaining with a particular focus on food eaten ! Great to dip into or read in one go. Read morePublished on 4 Jun. 2014 by Mrs Florence F Smith
Makes me smile EVERY time I open it!
Can't wait to get cooking some of my favourite read treats!
So many childhood books are in here it is quite unbelievable!
Picture the scene - it's raining outside, you've got a bad cold, and you want to snuggle up in bed and indulge in a spot of nostalgia. Read morePublished on 16 May 2013 by L.B. Yorkshire
I have a serious "thing" about Mary Poppins (the real one, not that insipid Julie Andrews monstrosity). So of course I loved this book.Published on 27 May 2012 by 240type
I love this book! It is perfect for adults nostalgic for their bookish childhoods... I haven't cooked much out of it, but it is delightful to look at. Read morePublished on 31 Dec. 2011 by Larklight
I'm a US customer so although I enjoyed reading this immensely, I'll have to do a bit of conversion to the recipes to make them. Read morePublished on 16 Aug. 2010 by Amazon Customer
Really pleased to have this book at last. I ordered it (in paperback) over a year ago!
Then was told the paperback version wasn't happening, so finally ,I can get to... Read more